Wintertime Dental Sensitivity: Some Helpful Information 

You know all about dental sensitivity, of course, and that when your teeth feel they’re being “zinged” so to speak, it’s time to let us know you need a bit of help from our Ankeny, IA team. With that said, if sensitivity is a common theme in your life, then you also know when you’re sticking to your usual preventive care and you put some changes in place that will offer your grin extra protection, it can work wonders for limiting discomfort. Wondering what you might need to get a head start on? We’ve got the answer and more, so you’re good to go!

It Might Be The Cold

When it’s very cold and that freezing air hits you right in the smile, it can be a bit too cold for anyone to enjoy. However, when you’re already prone to dental sensitivity, you can deal with even more of it when such extremes in temperature affect your smile. So, remember to keep this in mind and to give us a call. We can help you address sensitivity but we remind you: There’s absolutely no need to panic! Wintertime zings are quite common.

Protect Your Smile

A quick hint from our team about that cold weather and your dental sensitivity: The simple act of keeping your mouth protected when you’re out and about can help you avoid breathing in those cold temps, so your smile stays cozy! Simply plan on bringing a scarf with you that you can hold over your face (or comfortably wrap for hands-free protection). Try to keep your mouth closed if you’re walking outside quickly and it’s a blustery day, until you’re back inside. You get the picture!

Switch Out Your Toothpaste

Have you ever found that toothpaste that is formulated specifically for dental sensitivity has been helpful to you? If so, switch over to it! If you’ve never tried it, now is the time to get started. It provides you with some lovely relief, so you can get through this otherwise enjoyable time of year without all of that frustrating discomfort.

Then Again, It May Not Be The Cold!

Don’t forget that we are here to help, that something like an untreated cavity can contribute to dental sensitivity, and that seeing us for a checkup is always a smart move.

Make Time To Address Sensitivity 

Let our team know when you’re dealing with any type of oral sensitivity this winter, so we may help you better protect the comfort of your smile and so we may also ensure everything is just fine with your oral health. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.